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dennis and i have our own convergences, i made a less upbeat having returned from there. it could be a question of how these things are put forward. i agree with him definitely on the public peace. i cannot see obama, but succeed on the public part of the trip. it is two trips in one to israel. the public part, you'd be hard- pressed to find a ford minivan'' worth of israelis that are anti- american. they want to like an american president. whatever their differences, for the most part, every stop along the visit is designed, choreographed to touch deeper chords in israeli society, whether it is the shrine of the books, or the stop at hertzel's tomb, or talking to israeli kids about their future in the 21st century. these are things obama will do very well at. i think this trip -- i would be surprised if it is not a success. there'll be some pickups, -- some hiccups, but the big piece, the public part i think is going to be successful to the extent it can. the way i see it, some say obama is just checking a box. i think he sees that the way towards managing his relationship with t
at the washington institute, ambassador dennis ross, and ambassador james jeffrey. ambassador ross, we are about to hear from dennis, he served throughout most of the first term, first in the state department and then in the white house, with responsibility for overseeing all the national security council work in the middle east. ambassador jeffrey, jim jeffrey, completed his distinguished service in the diplomatic corps ast year after having served ambassador in turkey and iraq, previously in incarnation in albania. as the deputy national security adviser in the bush administration, in which she played a special role in addressing the iraq question. we brought these two highly experienced strategic thinkers together to produce a policy paper for the obama administration. we urge all of you to pick up the synopsis of that paper on the way out. it will be available for you on the web. week, as the president takes off for his trip abroad. to discuss the thinking behind the trip to the middle east, what middle easterners are expecting to hear from the president, what the implications of this trip m
much. [applause] >> i'm barbara palmer. dennis and i have been working on this since 1998. this really gives you that individual psychological picture in the decision to actually run for office. that decision making that goes on at the individual level. and dennis and i are big picture people. we like to muck around in data. we have been looking at historical trends since 1900 trying to figure out if there are patterns that can help us explain why we have so few women in congress and in state legislatures. that is the perspective that we're coming from. to sort of dove-tail into something that was said, women don't see themselves as qualified. this is an amazing quote attributed to he will more roosevelt. she said, "we will have reached true equality when there as many stupid women in politics as there are stupid men." [laughter] so richard has already told you some of knees numbers. i am going to repeat them to drive home the point here. in 1962 when you looked at the women in the u.s. house, there were 11 of them. there were six democrats and five republicans. so the partisan distrib
"sequester." there was this comment. one more. dennis is a democrat. he is in trenton, missouri. go ahead. >> yes, i am just curious as to whether or not members of congress are going to be taking a cut in pay while they are at doing nothing, or is it just want to be the american public who has to take the cuts. >> peter is on our other lines from new bedford, massachusetts. >> he ought to select one of the biggest tax loopholes that simpson bowles and others of identified, make them known, stadium of money that could be saved, asked why he wants to approve it, name the names of the tea party people who are obstructing him, and let's give names on the table. this is for real so people can really see and understand what the issue is and why they cannot come across. he is holding back, i do not know what he is holding back for. he needs to really start calling other republicans for what they are doing. obstruction, obstruction, obstruction. >> john boehner talked briefly in his statement about what the house will do next week about the funding, the remaining 2013 fiscal spending. here is ab
negotiators to assess why not a point dennis rodman the special envoy to north korea and maybe he can break through to these guys and get something accomplished? host: paul is on our independent line from enterprise, alabama. caller: good morning, gentlemen. everybody knows that north korea is in no position to be throwing its weight around in this manner. it is the biggest negative motivator in the world. everybody also knows that they are a proxy of china. thank goodness that china agreed to the sanctions. more important to me, as governments spar, the citizenry suffers. i would like to know, do you have any specific means that we can actually reach citizenry of north korea. everybody has sent propaganda there and here, and build animosity that does not need to exist. thank you. guest: that the great question. as closed as a side as north korea is, over the last decade or so, it has opened up a little. the most recent thing that happened is foreigners are now allowed to have 3-d cell phone coverage. hundreds of thousands of north koreans have cell phone. they are limited and i'm sure they
. someone with integrity and experience, informs the world of seriousness and depth. let's give dennis rodman a great round of applause. [laughter] [applause] saw the of athletes, i president went golfing with tiger woods. he said, the president had an amazing touch. time tiger said that, he lost millions in endorsements and a hot, swedish wife worried -- wife. we can't laugh at ourselves. that would be racist. [laughter] this might surprise you. i am looking forward to president obama's second term. it will be refreshing to hear him stop blaming all our country's problems on the last four years. [applause] that is enough with the jokes. i want to switch to a more serious line. might need at you short break from the speeches. [applause] i want to talk to you today about something i believe is critical. also the conservative movement. now is the time for some candid discussion. the first concept i wanted to talk about is this, america is not the federal government. america is not much about government at all. government is one of those things you have to have, but you don't want to much
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